Coronavirus live news: Malaysia’s intensive care beds ‘are all full’, says health chief

Posted by on June 9, 2021 1:26 am
Categories: Global Stories

Malaysian pandemic is ‘critical’ after daily cases top 9,000; Guangzhou orders closure of cinemas, theatres and nightclubs; Melbourne lockdown lifted

6.26am BST

A US pharmacist has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to trying to spoil hundreds of doses of the Moderna vaccine because he was skeptical about them.

The US justice department said on Tuesday the 46-year-old man had also been ordered to pay $83,800 in compensation to the hospital at which he worked. According to a statement from the Wisconsin eastern district’s US Attorney’s office, he pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products with reckless disregard for the risk that another person would be placed in danger of death or bodily injury.

6.11am BST

Intensive care beds for Covid patients in Malaysia have reached full capacity, according to the country’s health director general, who said the country’s pandemic remained at a critical level.

Malaysia entered a near total lockdown on 1 June, after daily cases rose to more than 9,000 last month. The increase in cases has been blamed on the more infectious variants of the virus, as well as gatherings held ahead of Eid al-Fitr.

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